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Rising Phoenix - Passion Pictures

17th August, 2020

‘Rising Phoenix’, a ground-breaking movie about the Paralympic Movement, will premiere in over 190 countries worldwide on Netflix. The film release was planned to coincide with Tokyo 2020 but will now form an important part of the celebrations leading up to the Paralympic Games next year. The film is directed by BAFTA-nominated directors Ian Bonho╠éte and Peter Ettedgui and produced by John Battsek of two-time Academy Award winning Passion Pictures (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man) and Greg Nugent of HTYT Films. 

Producer Barbara Broccoli OBE (James Bond franchise) and BAFTA winning and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis CBE (Yesterday, Love Actually) serve as Executive Producers together with accomplished US Paralympian Tatyana McFadden and former International Paralympic Committee CEO Xavier Gonzalez.

The film charts the story of how one man’s vision that sport can deliver purpose to people with a disability sparked a movement which over half a century has grown into the third biggest event on the planet. The filmmakers blend never-before-seen archive footage through to the extraordinary stories of today’s athletes, leaders and visionaries. A range of renowned Paralympians from around the world appear in the film including Jonnie Peacock MBE (Great Britain), Jean Baptiste Alaize (France), Beatrice “Bebe” Vio (Italy), and Tatyana McFadden (USA).

Lair of the Great White - Talesmith

11th August, 2020

“Onsight did a thoroughly professional job under very difficult circumstances. Remote working, fast cuts, complex archive management and a global lockdown are a heady mix.. but you’d never know this was anything other than a beautifully posted film.” - Martin Williams, Director

‘After a spate of fatal attacks in Western Australia, Dr Craig O’Connell and diver Marc Payne head to a nearby chain of islands. They discover a network of caves where sharks hunting in the shadows reveal themselves as the ultimate stealth hunters.’

Talesmith’s new film, directed and executive produced by Martin Williams, “Lair of the Great White” has been announced as one of a blockbuster line up for this August’s 2020 Shark Week on Discovery Channel.

On the south coast of Western Australia, the seaside town of Esperance is under siege by great white sharks. After two fatalities in just three years, locals believe their sharks behave more aggressively than anywhere else. In search of answers, Dr Craig O’Connell and local abalone diver Marc Payne head out to a nearby chain of islands to find out if the sharks learn to hunt differently here compared to populations in other parts of the world. 

They discover a population of highly inquisitive, sub-adult great whites and a network of caves where the sharks learn to hunt in the shadows, revealing themselves as the ultimate stealth hunters. Armed with cutting-edge technology and specially designed camouflage suits the team take on the sharks at their own game as they attempt to out-stealth the ocean’s greatest predator inside this great white lair.

Meeting Gorbachev - Spring Films

29th June, 2020

Meeting Gorbachev had a great summer of film festivals this year, it will be distributed by A+E Network and will be available to watch on Sky documentaries on Thursday 2nd July at 22:15 and available now on Amazon Prime. 

Feature documentary “Meeting Gorbachev” by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and Emmy Award winning Director, André Singer.

OnSight were delighted to provide full 4K Post Production for this important feature film.

" Even for Werner Herzog, but especially for me, to tackle one of the greatest figures of the 20th Century for our film "Meeting Gorbachev" was both daunting and challenging.  Relying on the skill-set of Onsight for the whole post-production process was not only essential, contributing to the global success of the film, but (hugely important) was enjoyable too.  This is a post-production team at the top of their game"

The film is Werner Herzog and Mikhail Gorbachev in a conversation about history, the fall of the Soviet Union and the future of Russia  embellished with black Herzogian humour.

Produced by Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film for History Films, A&E Indie Films and MDR/ARTE.  Producers are Lucki Stipetic and Svetlana Palmer. It was Directed by André Singer and Werner Herzog and Edited by Michael Ellis.  Richard Melman is the Executive Producer, Ulrich Brochhagen is the Executive Producer for MDR/ARTE and Molly Thompson is Executive Producer for History Films.

With his distinctive voice and his penchant for the more absurd sides of humanity, Werner Herzog is an unparalleled narrator. But in Meeting Gorbachev he is in for a fight to the finish. Herzog's conversations with the 87-year-old former head of state is epic in scope, but has a keen eye for history's small details. The greatness and fall of the Soviet Union, the Cold War, the future of Russia  the ageing Gorbachev's political insight is as profound as his trust in the individual. We are reminded of how things could have turned out with this vast country. As any good Marxist knows, history is just a byword for struggle and conflict, but Gorbachev looks forward towards a possible future with peace. Herzog himself contributes his own analyses of archive material from the Soviet era, where he with black humour and a sharp eye finds the most interesting details in the midst of all the confusion. And, paradoxically, it is these details that end up being decisive.

Iceland Is Best - No Reservations Entertainment

14th May, 2020

‘With as challenging a production as Iceland Is Best, we had such a professional, friendly and helpful team at Onsight behind us. All the way, made a huge difference. Their support from day one was absolute and with the quality of facilities and the talented staff they have, Post Production was a joy. An enormously impressive and enjoyable group of people to work with.’ -  Will Randall-Coath - Producer 

Iceland Is Best centers around Sigga, who at 17, tells her parents she is leaving her beautiful Icelandic fishing village to become a poet in California. Her grandpa has just given her enough money to buy a plane ticket.

Is it going to be simple? What can possibly go wrong? Her three childhood friends, Kati, Benni and Gunni, don’t want her to go. They offer to drive Sigga to the airport but pick up Nikki, a handsome stranger on the way, who also wants her to stay.

Produced by William Randall-Coath, with Dankuro Asanuma as Cinematographer who shot this visually stunning film in 35mm. Iceland Is Best shows how hard it can be to leave, but also why we have to. With the courage we need to make our dreams come true.

Tinderbox

25th April, 2020

'Thoughout the C19 experience working with OnSight has been fantastic and they have been incredibly flexible. They're also a lovely company and couldn't do enough for us - a real pleasure to deal with.’ - Gillian Mosely, Medialab UK

Tinderbox is a controversial, revealing and timely new feature documentary exploring both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At its core, it follows BAFTA/multi-award-winning filmmaker Gillian Mosely’s personal journey.

Exposing surprising, uncomfortable and shocking truths, this is an important film that will provide a valuable context and help people make up their own minds – or even change them.

Tinderbox shows a wide variety of contemporary voices, ranging from a Settler to a political member of Hamas. Today, while this conflict still rages, an American Middle East Peace Plan is in the works and anti-Semitism and Islamophobia remain as globally controversial and prevalent as ever.